Living a Life of PRAISE



Pure Devotion

He went on a little farther and fell face down on the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine.”
Matthew 26:39

We have all experienced suffering of some sorts whether its through a death, sickness, marriage problems, kids rebelling, finances, or life not turning out the way we wanted. But our suffering has never and will never come close to the suffering of Christ who in this moment knew of the pain and agony to come. I think of how painful my sin alone would be on Him but to take everyones sin is an unbearable thought.

In His desperation, His devotion is clear. How often do we ask God for things simply because it would benefit us? How often are our prayers for others motivated by jealousy or pride? Here Jesus demonstrates a real yet pure heart. He doesn’t want to go forward (who would) but what He wants more than anything is to please His Father. His goal in life was to complete the task God had for Him, no matter what! He wasn’t going to let pain, fear, or uncertainty dictate His next steps. He relied completely on His Fathers will.

Prayer for Today:
May we remember this selfless act of Jesus today. He has paved the way for us to live lives that are radical for You. May we desire obedience in times of suffering and trials.

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  1. I hear ya God, thanks for the reminder!!!!!!!!!!

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 11 months ago


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